There is no quarantine for cats and dogs in the Canada if the import steps are followed correctly. We are here to help make the process easy for you. Take note that government regulations change frequently – the information contained here is accurate to the best of our knowledge but be aware that it can change anytime and should be verified before traveling.
Before entering Canada, your pet must have:
- Vaccinations against rabies and core dog / cat vaccines
- Parasite treatment
- Veterinary Health Certificate
- Government International Health Certificate to fly
Your pet must be microchipped before, or at the same time as their rabies vaccination. If you do not, they will need to be vaccinated again.
- The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin near their left shoulder blade
- This is not a tracking device, but is a way to identify and register your dog/cat
Rabies & Core Vaccines
- Must be given less than a year prior to departure and no less than 30 days
- Pet must be at least 3 months of age or older
- Before your pet enters the Canada, your pet must be treated against certain internal and external parasites by a licensed veterinarian.
- 1-5 days prior to entering the country
Veterinary Health Certificate
A licensed veterinarian must complete the Health Certificate for your pet within 5 days of travel.
A licensed veterinarian must complete the Screwworm Certificate for your pet within 5 days of travel.
Government International Health Certificate
Must be completed 7 days prior to departure. Paws International Clinic will complete this step for you. Please bring the following to your appointment:
- A printed copy of the owner’s passport
- A printed copy of your pet’s vaccination book
- Your pet’s vaccination book
- Address in Danang
- Address at destination
- Printed copy of your flight itinerary
We highly recommend that you start to acclimate your pet to their travel crate and practice crate training. This will make their travel experience less stressful. During your travel consultation, we will measure, weigh and calculate what size crate is best for your dog or cat. The carrier must be IATA approved.